One of my favorites from my child model shoots. I love her smile and how her eyes just sparkle!
One of my favorites from my child model shoots. I love her smile and how her eyes just sparkle!
This gal is so pretty, and she’s great at posing. She comes up with so many different looks and movements, very quickly and easily. Her boyfriend is also a model, and he was part of our shoot. I’ll be posting photos with him soon.
And our setting – The Art, a hotel is simply beautiful. Original art, super cool decor. And the rooms are just as cool as the rest of the place. Oh, and get this – the water, the snacks and the drinks in the mini fridge are all included, for free. I love that. Talk about hospitality. If you have guests who want to stay downtown at an interesting, unique hotel – I recommend you check them out.
BTW, did you know that I offer “model sessions” birthday packages for preteen and teen girls who want to have a special birthday experience that they, and their friends will never forget? (Oh boy, that was a very long sentence,e wasn’t it? ) We meet at my super cool Denver studio, and then all the girls get to wear fun clothes that THEY pick out!
Here’s a fun bts (behind-the-scenes) image from a Denver model shoot, taken by by fab assistant:
And here is what the final image looks like:
Sometimes, we walk past the most beautiful lighting just because it’s in the dark hallway, or it’s tucked back into a corner. The light from that window, combined with the contrast of the big, heavy metal door behind, makes for a lovely image. Oh, yea, and the beautiful young Denver model and her pretty smile…that’s a big part of it, too. 😉
If your pre-teen or teen child is interested in modeling, here are some helpful links:
And here is an interview with the Denver teen/ tween model above, and her mother and Denver Teen model sister.
Yesterday I shared what a Headshots with Personality(sm) On-Location session looks like for a local executive / businessman . Today I’m sharing images for a in-studio shoot for an entire management team. This is a good approach if you want the images to have a uniform look in terms of posting, lighting, etc.
I always provide tips on how to prepare your team for headshots (as it ‘s often a new experience).
We can use a plain gray or white background. That will give you plenty of options on what to do with the images, and different backgrounds you can use in post-processing. (Because it’s so much easier to remove or replace a plain colored background with uniform lighting than a complex one.)
Denver Headshots for Management Team
The first couple months of the year are super slow for family portraits – because every had their portrait done last fall for their holiday cards. But, it’s a very busy time for headshots. Seems the new year brings on lots of new goals, and often “Having a great headshot” is one of those goals. I offer two types of headshots: both in-studio and on-location. Today I’m sharing on-location, and tomorrow (or, honestly, whenever I get around next to blogging!) will show some studio images for a team.
Here’s a sample of what a Headshots with Personality(sm) session looks like for a local executive / businessman . He didn’t want anything too wild, but he also didn’t want anything that was boring – he was looking for something that was professional and out of the ordinary. You can see that we did a variety of poses and backgrounds, so that he has some different images to use for different occasions.
I’m thrilled to introduce you to our Denver child model of the month, Presley. I have done her Child Model Headshots twice, and I’ve also done her father’s Headshots with Personality(sm) for his business – he’s an entrepreneur. Presley’s mother has the very best style! Plus, as fellow tech geeks, we have a “May the Fourth” tradition.
I love how Presley’s aunt comes to the shoots, and the viewing sessions, etc. One of my favorite BTS images ever, which came from this shoot, is here. A very close knit family! And I can’t wait to do their family portraits later this year! 😉
Tell us about you, mom:
My name is Seonah, born in South Korea, lived in New York for 25 years but now living in and loving Coloardo.
When I’m by myself, I enjoy creating/crafting things. I love working on scrapbooks for Presley, or working in my green house. I don’t have the best “green thumb”, but there’s a lot of satisfaction watching something you planted bear fruit.
As a family, we love taking road trips together. The longest trip we took was to Chicago, 14 plus hours in the car, we had a lot of quality time without TV or Internet. Presley is a little thrill seeker, so for the summer we bought season passes to Elitch Gardens. She’s just tall enough to ride all the kiddie ride!
Tell us about your child model:
Presley will be turning 3 in July. She loves to read, one of her favorite is “Go, Dog. Go!” by Dr. Seuss. She reads it cover to cover a few times before bed. She’s very into the original Star Wars Trilogy. She asked to have a Star Wars theme birthday party this year, and requested the presence of Hans Solo and Chewbacca. However, she also loves Disney princesses like Elsa, Mulan and Ariel. She loves playing with clay, and creating meals for everyone. She’s extremely active, and loves to run, play sports and dance.
3. What is something about your child that surprises people?
People are surprised to find out how “tomboyish” Presley can be. She loves to be tossed up in the air and free fall down. Jumps off of everything and see if she can fly like a super hero. She’s also very independent. She seems to enjoy her “alone” time, sitting on the couch with a book, while “The Big Bang Theory” is playing in the background.
4. What made you/your child interesting in modeling? What sort of experience have you had so far?
I thought it would be a fun experience for Presley. She’s such a little ham, and loves to put on a show for fun. She booked her first magazine shoot in March, and it was an amazing time. I don’t think she fully grasps the idea of being a “model” and taking pictures of the clothes. I just told her she was going on a play date, and she had a blast.
5. This is your second time working with Natascha Lee Studios for your modeling headshots…why did you pick her for your Denver Child Model Headshots?
The first time I searched for a photographer, I Googled online and used key words like “Child” “Model” “Headshots”, and Natascha’s name constantly came up first. After researching Natascha, I learned that she was a main photographer for a reputable children’s modeling agency. I was a complete newbie to professional photos and modeling agencies, so I wanted to go with a photographer that had knowledge about both worlds. The first time I spoke with Natascha, I knew she was the right photographer for us. She was so friendly, welcoming and informative. I didn’t feel intimidated, and she put me at ease. Presley was 1.5 years old the first time Natascha took her pictures, and the final results left me speechless. She captured all the beautiful smiles, big laughs and serene looks. Wowever she was also able to capture Presley’s spirit, and true essence. I went with Natascha for the second time, because she did such wonderful job the first time, I knew she would do the same again.
6. Was there anything you were nervous or worried about before the session?
For parents with toddlers, you know your child’s mood can change on a whim. Presley for the most part is a well behaved, go with the flow kind of girl, however a week prior to the shoot, it’s as if she learned the meaning of a tantrum. I was worried she would not be into taking pictures that day. To my relief, not only did she want to take pictures, she was excited for it. I think that had a lot to do with Natascha’s fun vibe.
7. How did the actual photo session go? What was your favorite part of your session?
The session was fun and exciting. My favorite part was re-enacting a shot from her previous session. The photo Natascha captured was perfect. It showed how my little girl has changed so much in a year. One of my favorite shots. Literally gave me chills when I saw it.
8. Any advice to other models before their photo sessions?
The morning of the photo session, we were running a little late so I asked my husband to feed Presley breakfast as I got ready. My husband gave her sugary cereal and sugary yogurt. I would’ve opted for some eggs and toast. By the time we got to the studio, Presley was already bouncing off the walls. She was so full of energy, it was hard to keep her still. My advise would be to eat a healthy, balanced breakfast so you have a good amount of energy in your system, without jittery sugar blasts. 🙂
9. How did you feel/what did you think when received your images?
Delighted and fortunate. I was so grateful that Natascha captured Presley perfectly. I also felt fortunate to have these pictures to look back on when she’s all grown up.
10. And the most fun question of all – If you could have any superpower, which one would it be and why?
My super power would be to help people see the brighter side of things, or reveal their compassionate side. ie: When individuals are riled up, and about to get into a fight, or just filled with anger. I would help them see their softer, compassionate, loving side, and they’ll see how “ugly” they’re being towards themselves and others. Once we’re able to see kindness within ourselves, it’s when we’re able to share it with others.
I would call this “Hippie power”.
You can check out Presley’s full modeling portfolio at: http://profiles.wilhelminadenver.com/model/2979/presley
Most clients that want headshots- whether they are small business owners, or local executives, THINK they only need one image. However, they usually find great benefit in having a “library” of images for different occasions.
A couple outfit changes will give you variety.
And you’ll want a few different expressions – perhaps a big smile for your LinkedIn profile, and maybe one a bit more conservative for your company’s annual report. You’ll want something in-between super friendly and super formal if you are presenting @ an industry event.
It’s also good to have a few different backgrounds – or a least some indoor and some outdoor.
If you have any items you use in your business, include those in some of your shots!
There are a hundred different uses for your professional headshots, and you’ll want at least 10 different looks to match the headshot to the specific use.
Also, if you run your own business, people love to see YOUR images (not stock photography) when they come to your website.
Below are four examples of a Headshots with Personality session, where the client wanted a library of marketing images to use.